P O T P O U R R I
Once a year, like clockwork, the latest "flu" virus appears.
Like with AIDS having its mysterious origins in "deepest, darkest
Africa," the vague sense is that the yearly influenza virus comes
from a mysterious faraway land: Asia.
My parents always heed the warnings each year to "get your
flu shot." So, a month or two back they went through the yearly
flu-shot ritual. I visited them shortly thereafter. A few days
later, by an interesting "coincidence," I was one of the first to
suffer the latest edition of influenza.
What if. What if our perceptions are bass-ackwards on the
annual flu season? What if the initial introduction of the virus
into the population occurs via the innoculations given to ward
off the virus, and from *there* the disease is spread?
Sound far-fetched? The medical industry has gotten it wrong
before, for example with Beriberi. Beriberi is a fatal illness
caused by lack of vitamin B1. In the 1880s, a Japanese doctor
named Kanehiro Takaki discovered that Beriberi could be cured and
prevented through proper nutrition. He published the results of
his research in Lancet, a British medical journal.
Unfortunately, writes Dr. Peter Duesberg in his book, *Inventing
the AIDS Virus*, "Instead of acknowledging poor nutrition as the
cause of beriberi, the scientific community wantonly disregarded
it. The report had arrived during the height of the
bacteria-hunting craze... and microbe hunters were eager to find
Chosen unanimously to chair the House Government Reform and
Oversight Committee is Rep. Dan Burton (R, Ind.). According to
the Washington Times (National Weekly Edition, 12/8/96), Rep.
Burton has a reputation as one who "goes for the jugular."
Congressman Burton has expressed strong doubts regarding the
official version of Vince Foster's death. For example, in the
Congressional Record of August 2, 1994 (Vol. 140, No. 104) he
states, in part...
Mr. Speaker, over the past several weeks there has been a
lot of questions about the death of Vince Foster and the
connection of his death to the Whitewater investigation,
and I have had nine people on my staff at the Republican
Study Committee and my personal staff and some outside
sources investigating this, because the Committee on
Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs here in the House that
is doing the Whitewater investigation on a party line vote
has limited the scope of the investigation to such a degree
that one Member said that if the same principles had been
applied to the O.J. Simpson case, the one thing you could
ask O.J. Simpson is "How was your trip to Chicago?" You
couldn't ask any other questions. That is how limited the
investigation is. There is a deliberate attempt to
minimize the investigation and, I think, to cover up a lot
of the facts.
In CN 9.76, Sherman Skolnick mentions the death of a Commerce
Department employee. Some readers may not have heard about this
previously. Here are excerpts from Associated Press, 11/30/96
("Commerce Department Employee Found Dead in Office")....
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Commerce Department employee was found
dead in her fourth-floor office at the agency's downtown
headquarters on Friday.
The body was discovered around 7:45 a.m. by a co-worker
arriving for work, police said.
The woman was identified as Barbara Alice Wise, 48, of
Gambrills, Md. She had worked as a secretary for 14 years
at the department's International Trade Administration.
A preliminary autopsy was unable to determine the cause
of death Friday.
I received the following e-mail recently, regarding Livingstone
Fagan, one of the few survivors of the Branch Davidian Massacre
near Waco, Texas, April 19, 1993. (For more on that massacre,
see *The Davidian Massacre* by Carol Moore, ISBN 1-880692-22-8,
and *The Ashes of Waco* by Dick J. Reavis, ISBN 0-684-81132-4)
Just a few hours ago Carol Moore allowed me to transcribe
the following crucial details excerpted from Livingston's
letter dated 09/28/96:
.... the scars and bruises from threats and physical
assaults sustained since my arrival June 20th '96,
all of which I received at the hands of prison
officers. Last Thursday was the worst yet. After
continuously slamming my head against a concrete,
then metal structure, followed by my body against a
concrete floor (the stated purpose being to get me to
fear him), this 300 lb officer then verbalized his
intent to kill me for my not cowering to his will.
Ordinarily the above would be considered attempted
murder. In here it seems to be the norm -- The
inquisition continues. I had tended not to report
these incidents, not wanting to appear as though I'm
whining. I am not. This is only for informational
purposes. It is not uncommon for people to be killed
in these institutions and it be reported as self-
inflicted. In the event of my premature death, I
think it prudent that there be someone independent
who is aware of the preceding.....thus averting such
The Rev. Chiniquy material (see CN 9.75) really got some people
to howling. One reader was so blinded by fury he erroneously
supposed that Jack Chick, mentioned as a source for obtaining
Chiniquy's book, was the actual author. He wrote in part,
Jack Chick describes convents that never existed, priests
that were never ordained, and public meetings that never
took place. For examples, refer to:
(Note that I haven't yet verified the above web sites as still
Finally, news is a funny business: some days slow, some days
busy. When it's slow, I like to go to the University of Illinois
library and dig for items there. Right now, though, it's
end-of-semester madness at U of I. So, for the moment, U of I as
a resource is more or less extremely occupied with harried
students rushing to finish papers. That means resources are not
as easily available as normally.
What this means is, a "dry spell" may occur with CN for the
next few weeks; less to report for awhile. But, when the news
breaks out, Conspiracy Nation breaks in.